Welcome to Serious Fun Global

The Serious Fun Committee are volunteers who create unique events which are fun for participants and audiences alike – serious fun!


The Dry Season project 2016-17 ended on March 19th 2017 after some 4 months engagement with 100-120 young people over 55 workshops and several wider workshops – at Big Britain Day Out, Francophile, 8 workshops for the Mingalabar Festival – and workshops with Indonesian International School, Yangon Cubs & Scouts, Thabay College – and our Day of Fun. Thank to our Crowdfunders and Myanmar supporters, sponsors.


 International Social Circus Day on 1st April

ASCA- International Social Circus Day 2017

International Social Circus Day 1st April.
http://www.socialcircusday.org/

The team in Yangon joined a wave of events around the world to mark International Social Circus Day with a free public workshop in Mahabandoola Gardens. See our latest post for photos and more about this global celebration of the joy and transformation of social circus.

 


 

Social Circus Myanmar’s 3rd annual Day of Fun took place on 18 February 2017 in Yangon.  

Social circus teams from across the city came together for workshops, play and presentations in the garden of the British Ambassador’s Residence Garden.

Huge thanks to the British Ambassador and Embassy and Sponsors providing drinks, food and transport for the social circus groups.


Social Circus Myanmar has joined the Asian Social Circus AssociationASCA-Asian Social Circus Association


We need a wide network of friends, supporters and new contacts in order to achieve our goals. We are seeking sponsors, donations and funding in Myanmar and internationally. Our Crowdfunding Campaign received awesome support from people around the world. It’s finished now but you can still make a donation here

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Find out about our plans on the Social Circus Myanmar page.

What Is Social Circus? – find out more information here.

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small-social-circus-myanmar-logoSocial Circus Myanmar

follows on from Social Circus Yangon (2015-16) and the 1st Yangon Juggling Festival (2014-15). We are working to develop a social circus network and centre in Myanmar.

Here’s a video recall to our work in 2014-15


Find out about our Community Partners

Thanlyin Boy’s Training Centre
Scholarships For Street Kids, Mingaladon
Eden Centre for Disabled Children, Insein
Htaw Mae Phar Hostel, Insein
Helping Hands, Yangon
Mary Chapman School for Deaf people, Yangon
Circus4All.


News & Posts

  • International Social Circus Day 2017 April 8, 2017 A day of global celebration When the call went out to celebrate social circus around the world with the 2nd annual International Social Circus Day, the team in Yangon responded with a pop-up public workshop in Mahabandoola Gardens right in the centre of downtown. Social Circus Myanmar was one of 44 organisations taking part in a wave ... Read more...
  • A Workshop Experience January 9, 2017 A Workshop ExperiencePhotographer and guest blogger Jeanne Hallacy joins a workshop with the Scholarships 4 Street Kids social circus team in Perle, Mingaladon. (Sunday 8th Jan 2017) ABOUT THE CENTRE  The Yedana Foster Home located on the far outskirts of Yangon in Mingaladon district is a local organization working in partnership with the government Ministry of Social Welfare. The center houses 33 youth, many of ... Read more...
  • Sold! Stanley Donwood giant Glastonbury wristband. Thank you! December 24, 2016 Sold! Stanley Donwood giant Glastonbury wristband. Thank you!Sold! Thank you! Stanley Donwood is well known as the artist responsible for every Radiohead album since 1995 and has created artwork for Glastonbury Festival since 2002. Also known as the “giant wristband”, this tapestry was one of only two created using the same needle printer as the coveted festival wristbands. Signed by Stanley and Michael ... Read more...
  • Serious FUNdraising for Social Circus Myanmar December 3, 2016 stanley-donwood signs giant wristbandFUNdraising through crowdfunding Our fundraising for the Social Circus Myanmar project has received support from people around the world who are backing our prgramme of workshops with at-risk and vulnerable young people in Myanmar (Burma). Our startsomegood.com crowdfunding has just finished with 75 supporters pledging $3416 for our third dry season programme in Yangon. Thanks for being part of the fun ... Read more...
  • Social Circus Myanmar November 1, 2016 start something good  We have launched our new Crowdfunding Campaign to support Social Circus Myanmar in the dry-season project Nov 2016 – March 2017. You can help us achieve our goals with even a small donation. And just as importantly let more people know what we are doing! Spread the word and spread the serious Fun. Thanks!   Please follow and like ... Read more...

A reminder of 2016 highlights

Day of Fun 2016. Saturday Feb 13th

On the historical Children’s Day of Myanmar we brought together all our groups of young people together for a Day of Fun – meeting each other, sharing skills and making friends. The British Council Myanmar supported the event and we had sponsorship of a delicious lunch provided by City Mart. We hosted 76 kids and young adults, plus their parents, teachers and guests, for a celebration of what they are learning and developing in their separate groups. It was a joy to bring the groups together for this day of Fun and Play, not only showing everyone what they have achieved so far, but also building momentum for an ongoing social circus project in Myanmar.

Sponsors 2016

For the Day of Fun
British Council web

city mart logo 100plus

Thanks to all the
Juggling Shops and Manufacturers
who gave us equipment in 2014-15.
The props are still being used!

Juggling Festival Opening Day Workshop


Crowdfunding Success

Thanks to everyone who supported our crowdfunding campaigns StartSomeGood 2015-2016 and StartSomeGood 2016-2017.  You not only encourage the team in Yangon, you make it happen!

Roll of Honour 2015-2016            Roll of Honour 2016-2017


What’s Happening today in Yangon

Serious Fun in Yangon

The Serious Fun Committee is made up of a collection of people who come together around an event, bringing diverse skills and a willingness to work hard collaboratively to create some very serious fun. “Serious Fun – ေပ်ာ္ရႊင္မႈဆိုတာ စိတ္ရဲ႕အေျခအေနတစ္ခုျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ Serious Fun ေကာ္မတီအဖြဲ႕မွာ ပြဲေတာ္ျဖစ္ေျမာက္ဖို႔အတြက္ အတူတကြစုစည္းပူးေပါင္းထားတဲ့ အဖြဲ႔ဝင္ေတြပါဝင္ပါတယ္။ ေပ်ာ္စရာတကယ္ေကာင္းတဲ့ ေဖ်ာ္ေျဖမႈေတြကို ဖန္တီးဖို႔အတြက္ ကြဲျပားျခားနားတဲ့ ကၽြမ္းက်င္မႈေတြ နဲ႔အတူ အတူတကြ ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္ဖို႔ ဆႏၵရွိသူေတြ
Serious Fun in Yangon
Serious Fun in YangonThursday, August 10th, 2017 at 2:32am
Wow!
Serious Fun in Yangon
MMCC global
We are blown away by the talents of the children of Afghanistan, and think you will be too! Check out our highlights video from the first half of the Afghanistan National Circus Festival 2017 in Kabul.
Serious Fun in Yangon
Serious Fun in YangonFriday, August 4th, 2017 at 4:42am
News from Mobile Mini Circus for Children Afganistan

The 12th Annual Afghanistan Circus Festival has officially begun!

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1109135005830&ca=a105b26c-bfdd-4e49-9e3a-fe98d3c7d577
Serious Fun in Yangon
Serious Fun in YangonThursday, April 13th, 2017 at 2:53am
Serious Fun in Yangon
Serious Fun in YangonTuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 11:35pm
International Social Circus Day 2017, 1st April at Mahabandoola Park, Downtown Yangon. Thanks to Julien Ariza, Ko Pho ke, Kyaw Myin Soe, Anne Bougault, Betti Mo, Caroline, Maya Takagi-Vlahek and Dave H Photography for organising and running this event. Our Circus group from S4SK kids in Mingaladon came along especially, thanks to Phyu Phyu Mar and S4SK teachers. The event saw circus play and games with random people in the park including several "street kids" by the look of it. Thanks so much to everyone who made it happen.
Serious Fun in Yangon
Serious Fun in YangonSaturday, April 1st, 2017 at 2:47am
International Social Circus Day 1st April. (I'm not in Yangon) but we are hoping to run a Public Circus Workshop at Mahabadoola Gardens, Downtown Yangon tomorrow from 3.30pm to 5pm (authorities permitting) It's an informal gathering and happening in order to celebrate International Social Circus Day worldwide - 50 groups across the world are taking part - so please join us. Our lead organiser is Julien Ariza on 09 978754907 for French, Spanish and English spoken and some Burmese and our lead organiser is Ko Pho Ke for Burmese speakers is on 09 770092348. We hope that you can join us for International Social Circus Day.
http://www.socialcircusday.org/
Serious Fun in Yangon
Serious Fun in YangonTuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 10:57pm
The IFG - International Friendship Group, IFG Yangon have donated funds to support Social Circus Myanmar. Thank you IFG!! The funds are for materials so we can look forward to making more juggling balls, hula hoops and buying some acrobatics mats, diabolos, plates and other equipment that will increase our reach and the quality of our work. Thank you so much for you kind donation!


 

Smile Education & Development Foundation

 

Our project in Yangon, Myanmar is in Partnership

with Smile Education and Development Foundation